The Wednesday Art club that I have started at Stonehill School in Letchworth Garden City is a group of 12 students aged from Year 3 - Year 6. Its an art club that's running for an initial six weeks. I hope to be able to deliver it as a rolling programme there and at other schools locally too. It is partly funded by the children and Extended Schools Programme. The first week was spent cutting paper, making little bowls that then transformed to creatures: turtles and puppies and even to a boxing glove and a chef's hat!! The emphasis of the club is to have a theme that runs through it, but with pupil lead creativity so that they get the chance to let their ideas grow and develop.The loosest part of the theme is that its all paper that we are using, the main theme being imaginary worlds, creatures and places. So far its just been the best fun. I have worked at Stonehill before and was keeping my fingers crossed to have the chance again. I really like the school, the staff and the children.
- Vanessa Stone
- Arlesey, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
- I am a cut paper artist and I live in Arlesey, Bedfordshire. I am originally from Wiltshire, from a very long village called Winterslow, just outside Salisbury. I make my work by drawing into a black piece of paper and then layering colours from behind which I cut into again. This makes very delicate and intricate paper pieces that are inspired by my love of the landscape and the natural world about me.
Thursday, 25 November 2010
The children were given a template that I had cut out and prepared. We looked at the drawings at that we had worked on last week and wediscussd all the rooms or views they could do. Some were drawn to interiors, bedrooms and places whilst others jumped straight into bridges and landscapes. It was entirely their choice. I helped them with scale and a few pointers for other objects to draw. It worked so well. I was completely chuffed to see what they achieved in just an HOUR!!!amazing. The children at Stonehill are so lovely and this session was exactly why I like working with children and giving them the chance to push their own innate creativity forward with help from me. Its a joy to see their work.